Item 19 - Letter from Basil Champneys to Nora Sidgwick

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Add. MS c/101/19


Letter from Basil Champneys to Nora Sidgwick


  • 1 Sep 1900 (Creation)

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Writes on the death of Henry Sidgwick to express his deepest sympathy with Nora. Relates that he had known him 'all but forty years', and refers to the 'rare intellectual delight of one who spoke as a master on every subject which might be discussed'. Says he highly valued Henry's 'subtle, wise and just judgments on questions of moment', and feels privileged to have seen him often in the past years. States that his death will be 'a permanent loss to an unexampled number of devoted friends, to whom however the influence of his life and work can never be lost'. Expresses also the sympathy of his wife.

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